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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Alon Shaya and John Besh are ‘parting ways’

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 10:10 AM

Alon Shaya and John Besh are "parting ways," as spokesperson for the Besh Restaurant Group confirmed. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Alon Shaya and John Besh are "parting ways," as spokesperson for the Besh Restaurant Group confirmed.

Chefs Alon Shaya and John Besh are “parting ways” at Shaya, a spokesperson for the Besh Restaurant Group confirmed Tuesday.

The news was first reported in an article by NOLA.com, which stated that Shaya is in negotiations to purchase the Uptown Israeli restaurant bearing his name from the restaurant group.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Chef shuffles at Tommy's Cuisine, Emeril's, Broussard's

Posted By on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 9:58 AM

David Slater is now the director of culinary development at Emeril's Homebase. - COURTESY EMERIL LAGASSE FOUNDATION
  • COURTESY EMERIL LAGASSE FOUNDATION
  • David Slater is now the director of culinary development at Emeril's Homebase.

Longtime Emeril’s New Orleans chef David Slater has been promoted to director of culinary development at Emeril’s Homebase, Emeril Lagasse’s corporate headquarters. Slater, who started to work for the restaurant group in 2001 at Emeril’s Orlando, was most recently the chef de cuisine at Emeril’s New Orleans (800 Tchoupitoulas St., 504- 528-9393).

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Paradigm Gardens releases fall concert series, Pizza and Pies lineup

Posted By on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 2:27 PM

Paradigm Gardens is kicking off a six-week fall concert series on Sept. 26. - COURTESY PARADIGM GARDENS
  • COURTESY PARADIGM GARDENS
  • Paradigm Gardens is kicking off a six-week fall concert series on Sept. 26.

Now that summer is winding down, New Orleanians have more reasons to get outside and enjoy the weather. Paradigm Gardens released the lineup for its fall dining and concert series, which features a rotating cast of local chefs, bartenders and musicians providing food, drinks and entertainment under the stars.

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Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest returns to Mid-City next month

Posted By on Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 10:07 AM

The Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest is returning to Mid-City this year at its new location at 1700 Moss Street. - WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
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  • The Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest is returning to Mid-City this year at its new location at 1700 Moss Street.

For the first time in seven years, Deutsches Haus' Oktoberfest will be held in Mid-City.

Deutsches Haus announced earlier this year that the festival would end its run in Kenner's Rivertown and move to the organization's new home in Mid-City at 1700 Moss St.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cavan serves Vanishing Paradise Supper Sept. 13

Posted By on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Chef Nathan Richard of Cavan is preparing a five-course meal Sept 13 highlighting freshwater species native to Louisiana wetlands. - COURTESY LEBLANC + SMITH
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  • Chef Nathan Richard of Cavan is preparing a five-course meal Sept 13 highlighting freshwater species native to Louisiana wetlands.

If you’ve never tried nutria, Asian carp or garfish, here’s your chance.

Chef Nathan Richard of Cavan (3607 Magazine St., 504-509-7655) serves a five-course dinner highlighting freshwater species found in Louisiana wetlands at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

La Divina Café e Gelateria closes French Quarter location

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 10:05 AM

La Divina Cafe e Gelateria has closed its French Quarter location. - COURTESY LA DIVINA CAFE E GELATERIA/FACEBOOK
  • COURTESY LA DIVINA CAFE E GELATERIA/FACEBOOK
  • La Divina Cafe e Gelateria has closed its French Quarter location.

La Divina Café e Gelateria (621 St. Peter St.) has closed.

The French Quarter cafe, which specialized in house-made gelato, espresso drinks and Sicilian treats, closed its Magazine Street location in 2014. The owners of the French Quarter location, David and Ruth Marinello, made the announcement that they were shuttering their St. Peter Street cafe Thursday by email.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Toups South launches "Counter Club" dinner series

Posted By on Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 11:16 AM

Chef Isaac Toups launches Counter Club at his restaurant Toups South on Sept. 21. - ANDREW ECCLES/BRAVO
  • ANDREW ECCLES/BRAVO
  • Chef Isaac Toups launches Counter Club at his restaurant Toups South on Sept. 21.

Restaurateur and Top Chef star Chef Isaac Toups is launching a monthly dining series at Toups South (1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504-304-2147) Sept. 21.

The Counter Club series will feature special four-course menus and will be held at the Central City restaurant’s 18-seat exhibition counter surrounding the open kitchen.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Boudin, Bourbon & Beer anounces music lineup

Posted By on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 11:23 AM

Boudin, Bourbon & Beer will be held Nov. 3 at Champions Square. - COURTESY BOUDIN, BOURBON & BEER
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  • Boudin, Bourbon & Beer will be held Nov. 3 at Champions Square.

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation announced the music lineup for its annual Bourbon Boudin & Beer fundraiser, scheduled Nov. 3 in Champions Square.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Kristin Diable and Silverado Pickups headline the event.

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Zea Rotisserie & Bar opens Sept. 12

Posted By on Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 10:44 AM

Cucumber jalapeno margaritas and other Mizado holdovers will be featured at the new Zea Rotisserie & Bar when it opens on September 12. - COURTESY TASTE BUDS MANAGMENT/FACEBOOK
  • COURTESY TASTE BUDS MANAGMENT/FACEBOOK
  • Cucumber jalapeno margaritas and other Mizado holdovers will be featured at the new Zea Rotisserie & Bar when it opens on September 12.

Mizado Latin Kitchen closed its doors July 1, but diners at the new location of Zea Rotisserie & Bar (5080 Pontchartrain Blvd.) taking its place will recognize something familiar.

In a nod to its predecessor, a small selection of Latin dishes and former Mizado favorites will be served at the new location, including guacamole prepared at the table, a rotisserie duck tamale, tuna tiradito and cucumber-jalapeno margaritas.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Ted Brennan’s Decatur opens in the French Quarter

Posted By on Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 9:49 AM

Ted Brennan's Decatur is now open in the French Quarter at 309 Decatur St., - COURTESY TED BRENNAN'S DECATUR/FACEBOOK
  • COURTESY TED BRENNAN'S DECATUR/FACEBOOK
  • Ted Brennan's Decatur is now open in the French Quarter at 309 Decatur St.,

Following several years of planning and renovations, Ted Brennan’s Decatur (309 Decatur St.) opened quietly on Aug. 27 for brunch.

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